Merit Award

Muhammad Rajesh Nur Ashiq
Poh Wei Jie
Law Chiao An
Ong Pei Ling
Teacher Mr Lim Cheng Chuan
School   Fuhua Secondary School
Medusa and Perseus

This automaton is designed based on a Greek myth that chronicled the adventures of Perseus where he had to decapitate Medusa, a monster that is able to petrify her victims by gazing at them in the eyes.

The mechanisms consisting of an eccentric cam, pinwheel gears and a ratchet, rotate Medusa's head to turn it to her left and then back to her front. Meanwhile Perseus will move his head up when Medusa is looking away and duck his head behind his shield when Medusa is facing him. The battle ensues!